(Vegan) Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Frosting

Have some bananas that are at the end of their life? Before you make yet another banana bread - try this amazing cake recipe that's (shockingly) vegan!

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slice of cake on plate
slice of cake on plate

(Vegan) Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Frosting

Jacklin Altman
Have some bananas that are at the end of their life? Before you make yet another banana bread – try this amazing cake recipe that’s (shockingly) vegan! The cake is fluffy and full of banana flavor, and the frosting is so decadent you’ll be eating it with a spoon.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Decorating Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 762 kcal


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Cake Pan
  • Oven


  • 2 mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/8 cup AP flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8-1/4 cup almond milk or other plant milk
  • 3/4 tsp white wine vinegar
  • Splash of vanilla
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp plant based shortening or butter if not vegan – softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 tbsp almond milk
  • Optional chocolate chips (can be vegan depending on which brand you use)


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and brown sugar in a bowl
  • Mash ripe bananas, add oil, vanilla, vinegar, milk
  • Stir wet ingredients into dry, combine well.
  • Bake cake in 9" cake pan for 25-30 min, until toothpick comes out clean
  • For frosting, simply combine all ingredients with mixer or whisk. Whip until no chunks remain. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Ice your cake however you please! You can make an iced loaf, a multi tier cake, etc! Remember, this recipe is for a HALF CAKE (I personally would have eaten an entire one otherwise, so be sure to double everything if you want a full 2 layer 9 inch cake)


To frost a half cake but still get beautiful layers, cut your cake in half, so that you have two half-moon shapes. Level each half. Then, frost one half, stacking the other on top, so you have a 2-layer half-moon. Then frost the top and sides, decorate as you please, and slice!


Calories: 762kcalCarbohydrates: 88gProtein: 15gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 733mgPotassium: 512mgFiber: 5gSugar: 58gVitamin A: 471IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 95mgIron: 3mg
Keyword vegan, chocolate chip, Cake, chocolate, banana bread, banana, peanut butter
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1 thought on “(Vegan) Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Frosting”

  1. My favourite flavours in a vegan cake – superb!!!

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